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The Deeper Dive
Evolution of Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage May 14, 2018

Medicare Advantage is required to provide all of the basic benefits covered by Traditional Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans also may offer supplemental benefits, which are benefits not covered under FFS Medicare. Common supplemental…

GUEST ALLY BLOG: The Good News for Medicare Beneficiaries April 19, 2018

Bob Blancato and Meredith Ponder Whitmire Three recent pieces of news out of Washington, D.C., may mean more certainty and better coverage for current and future beneficiaries of Medicare — the federal health program for…

Visit to Better Medicare Alliance Physician Group Ally ChenMed October 30, 2017

  “I’ve never had care like this…ChenMed is like my family and I love everybody here” said Marilyn, a ChenMed patient. Marilyn’s mother and brother also receive care at ChenMed. ChenMed patients seen here with…

Senior Stories
Healthy Aging Month: Senior Advocates Say Medicare Advantage Helps Their Quality of Life September 30, 2017

Raven Garris “How can you be old if you feel young?” said Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) Advocate, Betty S. of Texas while describing the Medicare Advantage benefits and services she uses to achieve healthy aging.…

About Our Senior Advocates August 29, 2017

Adjoa Adofo   BMA has over 112,000 advocates in our coalition representing all 50 states. The states with the largest number of BMA Advocates include: Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, and Florida. The 3 cities with…

Meehan Bill Improves Medicare Advantage for Chronically Ill Seniors June 27, 2017

Representative Meehan Office Press Release Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) has introduced H.R. 3044, bipartisan legislation that allows Medicare Advantage insurance plans to offer a wider array of benefits to chronically ill…

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